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  • Rahm Emanuel Wants $65.00 Registration Fee For Every Illinois Handgun.., An Idea For Obama Too?

    02/10/2012 10:33:12 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 14 replies
    Is Rahm Emanuel floating gun control ideas to Obama for use during his “second term?” Does former Presidential advisor and current Chicago machine politics confidante Rahm Emanuel, with his own personal team of bodyguards, really believe that requiring a $65.00 per handgun registration fee every five years for every handgun owned in Illinois will really have any impact on gun crime in Chicago or anywhere in Illinois? Grooming himself for a run at the Governor’s office, Emmanuel claims that such a gun registration scheme will make the streets safer. He even thinks that this registration will cut illegal gun sales....
  • Rahm Emanuel proposes $65 per-gun fee and registry (Illinois(

    02/10/2012 6:12:34 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Feb 10, 2012 | Fran Spielman
    Rahm Emanuel proposes $65 per-gun fee and registry BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter Updated: February 10, 2012 2:19AM Illinois handgun owners would be required to register their weapons with the state — and pay a $65-per-gun registration fee — under a mayoral plan proposed Thursday to arm police with the information they need to solve crimes and reduce illegal firearm transfers. --- It comes at a time when the National Rifle Association and its allies among Downstate lawmakers are making a major push for concealed carry legislation. Illinois is the only state in the nation that does not...
  • City(Chicago)Writes $399,950 Check To Gun Rights Group (HA HA!)

    02/09/2012 9:47:18 AM PST · by Lockbar · 11 replies
    NBC News Chicago ^ | Feb 9, 2012 | Edwaes McClelland
    Earlier this month, the city of Chicago wrote a check for $399,950 to the Second Amendment Foundation, a gun rights group located in Bellevue, Wash. The check was a reimbursement for legal fees the foundation incurred in the McDonald v. Chicago case, which resulted in the United States Supreme Court overturning the city’s ban on handguns. “The city lost that action,” said Julianne Versnel, the foundation’s director of operations. “
  • Emanuel to push for state-wide handgun registry (IL)

    02/09/2012 8:06:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 9 February, 2012 | Alex Keefe
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants lawmakers to require that all handguns in Illinois be registered with the state, or gun owners could face felony charges. A statewide gun registry is key in helping solve Chicago crimes that involve handguns from outside the city, and would also help crack down on gun trafficking, Emanuel is expected to argue Thursday. Under Emanuel's proposal, handgun owners would have to pay $65 for a registration certificate from the state, which would function much like the title to a car. Illinois law currently requires that gun owners and shooters have a firearm owners identification card,...
  • Wrong Chicago Guy Resigns from White House

    01/10/2012 5:22:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 1+ views ^ | January 10, 2012 | John Ransom
    In a trade that made a lot of sense for Democrats, Chicago Mayor Richie Daley decided to take a powder as Mayor-for-Life in October 2010, while Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel succeeded Daley as mayor of the big, broken city by the lake. The player to be named later in the trade was William Daley, Richie’s brother. Bill Daley took Emanuel’s place as chief of staff with the charge to be the White House’s bridge to the business community. The Obama administration was hoping that Daley’s business savvy would help them repair a rocky relationship with big business- and...
  • Trump Gave Rahm Emanuel $50K

    12/24/2011 5:08:31 PM PST · by Fred · 47 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 122411 | Zach Christman
    Billionaire Donald Trump, who's eyeing a run for the White House, gave a sizeable campaign contribution to President Barack Obama's chief of staff as he ran to become Chicago's mayor, a recent report highlighted. The Illinois Review, a coservative blog, reports that Trump gave Rahm Emanuel $50,000 in December 2010. Those numbers came out in January, 2011, but are being pointed out now because of Trump's possible presidential bid.
  • Rahm has deep financial ties to new Chicago Sun-Times owners

    12/22/2011 4:32:38 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago ^ | Dec 22, 2011 | Greg Hinz
    Rahm has deep financial ties to new Sun-Times owners December 22, 2011 It's nice to have friends in the media. Mayor Rahm Emanuel sure will have a ton of buddies in one key local media outlet, because virtually every one of the Sun-Times' new owners has been a major contributor, business partner or civic ally of his. For instance, at least eight of the 12 board members of the new company, Wrapports LLC, have donated to Mr. Emanuel's campaign fund in the past year, collectively plunking down $241,000 that I found in a quick survey of Board of Elections disclosures....
  • Oh, Rahmfather, where have you gone?

    12/18/2011 6:50:14 AM PST · by rellimpank · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 18 dec 2011 | John Kass
    As Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel begins to ruthlessly amass new powers under the pretext that he needs more control to host the NATO and G-8 summits in May, I long for a simpler time. A simpler time when I called him by an affectionate endearment. Ah, yes, Rahmfather. It seems so quaint now. And by next spring, with Rahm's imperial powers growing, things might be so different, so loud, that we may wish for the quiet times of yore. Because by May, with throngs of reporters in town covering throngs of protesters, we'll have made-for-TV shrieking, and Porta-Potties toppled, and...
  • Rahm Emanuel: US-Israel Relationship 'Rock Solid'

    12/10/2011 4:10:41 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/12/11 | Chana Yaar
    Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, currently mayor of Chicago, says the bond between the United States and Israel is "rock solid." In a televised interview with journalist Dana Weiss on "Meet the Press" at the Saban Forum in Washington D.C. over the weekend, Emanuel was emphatic that President Barack Obama has been "the best president ever for Israel." However, he said, "Regardless of who's president or who's prime minister at any given time, the bond between the United States and Israel is rock solid, and that's what's important to know." That, he added, is the "personal view"...
  • PICKET: Source - Rahm Emanuel involved in Cain sexual harassment accuser attacks

    12/01/2011 4:39:34 PM PST · by Fred · 104 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/02/2011 | Kerry Picket
    UPDATE -Mayor Emanuel is denying he is involved in anyway with the exchange of information regarding Cain's sexual harassment accusers. Herman Cain's campaign is revealing suspicions about who is behind the story regarding the former unidentified employees who accused Mr. Cain of sexual harassment in the late 1990's. According to a source who is friends with the Cain campaign, not only is the Rick Perry campaign involved but also the Mayor of Chicago and former Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is likely involved with the sexual harassment accuser attacks. A friend of the Cain campaign believes a...
  • Who's Going After Herman Cain?

    12/01/2011 3:52:40 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 50 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Program ^ | 1 December 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, it's a shame out there, folks, but the Illinois babe who claims that Herman Cain groped her when she went to him for help finding a gig has been served with eviction papers. "Cook County sheriff spokesman Frank Bileckisays that his deputies yesterday served the papers on Sharon Bialek's 13-year-old son because Bialek was not at home. Bilecki," not to be confused with Bialek, "says that Illinois law allows minors who live in the home to sign for a summons. It requires Bialek, who couldn't be reached for comment, to appear in court. Bilecki," again, the...
  • Stephanopoulos Gloats: Will My Interview With New Accuser 'Spell the End' for Cain?

    12/01/2011 7:49:52 AM PST · by Cheerio · 40 replies
    MRC ^ | November 30, 2011 | Scott Whitlock
    George Stephanopoulos, who as a Democratic operative in the '90s coordinated with ABC to save Bill Clinton from scandal, on Wednesday teased an exclusive with Herman Cain's accuser, openly gloating, "Will our interview spell the end of the one-time front-runner's presidential bid?" [MP3 audio here. ]
  • Video: Obama heckled by Occupiers in New Hampshire; Update: Rahm Emanuel heckled

    11/22/2011 10:50:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/22/11 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s either karma, or just desserts, or chickens coming home to roost, as Barack Obama’s old pastor likes to say. After stoking the passions of class warfare for the last two months, the protests that just coincidentally arose at the same time arrived on Obama’s figurative doorstep as he campaigned in New Hampshire. Occupiers heckled Obama using the “human mic” technique, as this clip shows:
  • PICKET: Source - Rahm Emanuel involved in Cain sexual harassment accuser attacks

    11/02/2011 5:30:45 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 123 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2011 | staff
    <p>Herman Cain's campaign is revealing suspicions about who is behind the story regarding the former unidentified employees who accused Mr. Cain of sexual harassment in the late 1990's.</p>
  • PICKET: Cain source says Perry camp and Rahm Emanuel behind sex harassment accuser attacks

    11/02/2011 3:09:32 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 85 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11-2-2011 | Kerry Pickett
    PICKET: Cain source says Perry camp and Rahm Emanuel behind sex harassment accuser attacks Kerry Pickett November 2, 2011 Herman Cain's campaign are revealing their own suspicions about who is behind the story regarding the former unidentified employees who accused Mr. Cain of sexual harassment in the late 1990's. According to a Cain campaign source, not only is the Rick Perry campaign involved but also the Mayor of Chicago and former Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. The Cain campaign believes a National Restaurant Association (NRA) employee out of the Chicago office leaked the story to the Perry...
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Fights Union Over Longer School Day

    10/20/2011 7:38:40 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 11 replies
    CHICAGO – After lobbying in parking lots, allegations of vote manipulation and a shouting match that ended with a hug, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has persuaded just 13 out of hundreds of Chicago schools to break with their union and accept cash in exchange for lengthening the school day for the city's students. But the teachers union has cried foul and wants the schools to be forced to return to their old schedules. The Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board will take up the issue Thursday when it considers a union appeal to block the longer school day from taking effect pending...
  • Bill Daley: I'm leaving White House after Obama re-election

    10/11/2011 12:06:57 PM PDT · by Thebaddog · 34 replies
    Chicag Tribune ^ | 10.11.11 | Katherine Skiba
    WASHINGTON — White House chief of staff William Daley has told President Barack Obama he will stay until after the 2012 re-election campaign but then wants to go home to Chicago, a senior administration official said today. Daley, formerly an executive at JPMorgan Chase, became Obama’s top aide in January. He is the brother and son of former Chicago mayors. Daley’s plans were first reported Monday by Mary Ann Ahern of WMAQ-Channel 5 in Chicago. The chief of staff said: “I made a commitment to the president through his re-election, which I’m confident he will do, and then my wife...
  • Property tax bills anger Cook County homeowners (Rahmland)

    10/07/2011 10:24:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies ^ | October 5, 2011 9:59 PM | Staff
    CHICAGO (CBS) – It’s sticker shock in the mail. Tax bills went out to Cook County homeowners this week and the big jump in the amount due to many homeowners has some wondering if they can keep their house. CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov takes a look at how the dramatic jump in property tax bills is affecting people and what you can do about it. According to the Cook County Clerk’s office, tax rates are up for schools, park districts, municipalities and other government bodies. Some of those tax levies have made double-digit increases in tax rates. The property tax...
  • Mayor Bristles When Reporters Challenge Police Manpower Figures (Rahm fast & loose with the numbers)

    10/07/2011 5:01:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Mayor Bristles When Reporters Challenge Police Manpower FiguresUpdated 10/06/11 – 6:41 p.m. CHICAGO (CBS) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel got a bit defensive Thursday about the number of police officers he’s been able to put on the streets since he took office. As WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports, the figures were on the rise, but the exact numbers are in dispute. During his run for mayor, Emanuel promised to put 1,000 additional cops on the streets and, on Thursday, he and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced that they will be fulfilling that promise by the end of the year. The...
  • Daley: The White House's Women Problem Was Rahm's Fault

    10/06/2011 8:55:28 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Daley: The White House's Women Problem Was Rahm's Fault Daniel Halper October 6, 2011 10:43 AM Ben Smith has video of White House chief of staff William Daley dumping on his predecessor, Rahm Emanuel: "How do women get along in the White House? ... How is it in the White House for women?" the questioner asks. "Since I'm not a woman, it's hard for me to answer that," Daley says. "I read this in the book," Daley continues, referencing the latest Ron Suskind book that alleges poor treatment of women in the Obama White House, "but that was during my...